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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is a library in the University of Toronto, constituting the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. Among the collection's items are the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), Newton's Principia (1687), and Darwin's proof copy (with annotations) of On the Origin of Species (1859). Other collections include Babylonian cuneiform tablet from Ur (1789 B.C.), 36 Egyptian papyrus manuscript fragments (...



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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
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Thomas Fisher Canadiana Collection
Thomas Fisher Libretti Collection
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4,079
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537,138
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Approximately 4000 works, primarily in Italian, first performed after 1815; also translations into other languages.
Thomas Fisher Astronomy
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36
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Thomas Fisher Astronomy From the earliest humans to Claudius Ptolemaeus, Galileo Galilei, George Ellery Hale, Edwin Hubble to Geoffery Marcy; the study/science of astronomy and the night sky has always attempted to decipher the sun, the moon and the planets but also our place as humans, within the cosmos. This collection from the Fisher Rare Books Library is largely made of items from the Stillman Drake Collection (Galileo Galilei), editions from Johannes Kepler, Nicolaus Copernicus, John F.W...
Thomas Fisher Arabic Collection
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499
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Arabic language materials provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
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1,330
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Thomas Fisher Biodiversity Collection
Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
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725
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77,950
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Thomas Fisher Chapbook Collection
Otto Schneid Papers
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850
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Otto Schneid, born in Jablunkova, Czechoslovakia, January 30, 1900, was an art historian, professor, writer, and artist. During the 1930s he began work on a dictionary of twentieth century Jewish artists to be published in Vienna in 1938, but the plates were confiscated by the Nazis. In 1939 he went to Palestine (Israel) as a research student at Jerusalem University. From 1948-1960 he taught art history at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, and continued to write about art....
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Welcome to Graffigny Electronic Archive / Archives Graffigny   Editions of the works of Mme de Graffigny in the collections of Pierre Mouriau de Meulenacker and of the University of Toronto Fisher Library / éditions des œuvres de Mme de Graffigny conservées dans les collections de Pierre Mouriau de Meulenacker et de la bibliothèque Fisher de l'Université de Toronto The purpose of this archive is to preserve and make available as many editions as possible of the works of Françoise de...
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A collection of kibbutz and secular haggadot dating from the mid-1930s to the mid-1990s. Most of this material was produced in-house by various kibbutzim, youth movements, and army units for use at seder celebrations. One of the largest of its kind in the world, this collection documents how kibbutzim and various Zionist, socialist, and secular groups and movements in Israel and around the world created new liturgies to satisfy their own spiritual needs. The collection also includes a number of...
English and British Almanacs
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104
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Collection of English and British almanacs from 1632 to 1832. Many of the earlier almanacs were used as diaries or have notes added in manuscript. They belonged to the Palmer, Whalley, and Brough families. Members of the Palmer and Whalley families were successfully rectors of Ecton, Northants from 1641-1849.
The Crad Kilodney Papers
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img.crad { width: 294px:; height: 200px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; } An excerpt from an announcement from The Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library: April 15, 2014 One of Canadian literature's most notorious individuals, Crad Kilodney, died yesterday, April 14. For many years beginning in the late 1970s and into the early 1990s, Kilodney was a fixture on Toronto's city streets, selling his books and pamphlets, published under his imprint Charnel House, with such provocative titles as...
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Collection of 116 photographic postcards, purchased in 2014 by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and documenting Jewish Synagogues in Europe prior to World War II (1910 – 1940). Jewish Synagogues featured are from Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland and Ukraine. Most show facades and general views, but some have interior views. Many of these buildings were destroyed during World War II. More information...
Toronto Sunday World
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54
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Toronto Sunday World newspaper.
Marshall McLuhan
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Marshall McLuhan